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TV Sports: Basketball (DOS)

Genre
Perspective
Sport
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Description

Basketball was the second sport to which Cinemaware applied their philosophy of lavish production and advanced cutscenes. Exhibition and league matches are on offer, with the opportunity to recreate a full league season with 1 player assigned to each of the 28 clubs. The game uses varying camera positions, with top-down views when the ball is close to either hoop, and a side-view when the ball is mid-court - controls remain unchanged for these, so the switch doesn't cause a sudden change in player movement.

As well as playing the matches you have full coaching control. This can involve making substitutions but also assigning marking and game strategies.

Screenshots

TV Sports: Basketball DOS Time to start playing -notice the team of Cinemaware!
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Slam' Dunk! +foul!
TV Sports: Basketball DOS Cinemaware's title screen for the game in the television
TV Sports: Basketball DOS The players screen

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The Press Says

Power Play Feb, 1991 82 out of 100 82

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5 Plus 1 release - different entry? 2 Sciere (249591)
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Trivia

References

The developers of the game appeared as players, typically the stars, on several of the teams' rosters.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #2 Best Sports Game in 1990

Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe (1519) added TV Sports: Basketball (DOS) on Apr 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63154)